The Central St. Martins BA show this year threw up a lot of names to watch, our favourite was the super talented Molly Goddard. Molly is well known to us already, as her sister Alice is a valued Clash contributor. For her BA collection Molly looked at her childhood wardrobe, the history and traditions of childrens clothing and what surrounded a mini-Molly.
Whilst studying, Molly has worked for both John Galliano & Meadham Kirchhoff and she obviously learnt well, with her collection testifying her previous employers extravagant showmanship. Her silhouettes cleverly altered radically dependent on the layer in question. Lovely inticate dresses sashayed down the catwalk close to the skin with netting outerlayer. The netting seemed to be two world colliding with almost baggy over sized t-shirt shapes at the top and fullbodied girly skirt bottom but they worked and the construction blended together really well. The collection was clearly a product of research but more tellingly a product of love.
The fabrics were carefully chosen, especially the netting which Molly is particulary fond of, “I just find it beautiful, love seeing the seams and construction of a garment and its a way of mixing colours, fabrics and weights to create something a bit more interesting. Its a fun way to use colour as well, a hint rather than a block.”
So what’s next? Molly has carried on her studies at St. Martins, and is now in the hallowed MA course under the tutor ledge of the master, Louise Wilson. Meaning much more of her beloved research, and for us? An eagerly expectant wait.
Words: John Colver
Photo: Sophia Aerts